| Nov 11, 2014
| 6:38 PM
It was half a century ago.
This native son of Newport-Mesa was on the East Coast visiting the 1964 New York World's Fair.
That fair turned out to be one of the highlights of my young life. I was 19 and stationed with the U.S. Army at Fort Slocum, N.Y.,...
| Nov 26, 2014
| 8:56 PM
There's the Sistine Chapel with its ceiling decorated by Michelangelo.
There are the frescoes painted by Raphael.
And now there are images by photographer and artist Kerry Swank.
Swank, 54, of Laguna Beach, learned from the Vatican that two of her...
| Dec 11, 2014
| 7:38 PM
Norm Reeves Volkswagen Superstore at 20 Auto Center Drive in Irvine will be collecting new, unwrapped toys Monday through Dec. 31 for the Orange County Ronald McDonald House, which provides temporary residence for families with children being treated at...
| Jan 2, 2015
| 3:18 PM
Northeast Irvine can ring in the new year with new segments of an outdoor trail that offer a stroll through 500 years of local history.
The Jeffrey Open Space Trail is now a 3.5-mile stretch of planned open space running east to west along Jeffrey...
| Oct 10, 2014
| 4:29 PM
On the evening of July 14, a woman approached the podium inside Costa Mesa City Hall to inform the powers that be that her dog died.
She blamed Daisy's death on the car dealership behind her house.
Chau Vuong became visibly upset in telling the...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 8:48 AM
Past the neatly coordinated neighborhoods, the master-planned homes and immaculate lawns, on an old military runway in Irvine, a community that imagines life on a smaller scale has taken root.
There, hundreds of college students from across the U.S.,...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 10:35 AM
Austrian students from the Vienna University of Technology edged out the University of Nevada Las Vegas and 17 other collegiate teams Saturday in Irvine to win the 2013 Solar Decathlon, the closest finish to the sustainable house design competition...
| Dec 31, 2013
| 10:40 AM
Previously approved LED signage for Metro Pointe is heading back to Costa Mesa City Hall for further review next week.
On Dec. 16, Councilwoman Sandy Genis appealed the Planning Commission's earlier approval, and now the matter is scheduled to go before...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 4:14 PM
The revamped Balboa Village Theatre may resemble "a little more of a start-up" than a lavish performing arts center because of uncertainty over funding, the chief executive of its foundation said Monday.
Steve Beazley, who was tapped in September to lead...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 6:50 PM
Orange Coast College has undergone many transformations in its 65-year history — buildings have been demolished and remodeled and others have been built in their place — mostly without significant controversy.
However, as the college...
| May 2, 2014
| 6:26 PM
Ballots from the 15th annual Newport Beach Film Festival have been turned in and accounted for.
While the selection committee reviewed more than 2,000 submissions, viewers watched over 400 films from 50 countries. Each movie competed for honors in three...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 7:01 PM
When the expensive new civic center opened in Newport Beach last year, some claimed it as a symbol of an irresponsible government out of touch with the people it represented.
Councilman Keith Curry served as mayor at the time. He has embraced the...